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Delhi Chalo: Around 2 Lakh Farmers Begin Protest March To National Capital

According to police estimates, around 2,00,000 farmers of Punjab are ready to leave for Delhi from 26 November under their ‘Delhi Chalo’ agitation.

 

Thousands of farmers of Punjab-Haryana are taking out ‘Delhi Chalo’ march in protest against agricultural laws passed by the central government . The Delhi Police has not allowed the farmers to protest, but farmers have refused to back down. Fearing confrontation, a heavy force is deployed at the border. The police have clear instructions that farmers should not be allowed to enter Delhi. Presently the farmers are near Karnal. Section 144 has been imposed in Faridabad. The farmers have brought ration-water as they plan sit on the dharna wherever the police stops them. According to police estimates, around 2,00,000 farmers of Punjab are ready to leave for Delhi from 26 November under their ‘Delhi Chalo’ agitation. Due to the demonstration of farmers, heavy jams can occur in many places.

 

Roadways service from Haryana to Punjab will be closed on 26 and 27 November. Bus services from Chandigarh to Haryana will also be closed on 26 and 27 November. Section-144 has been implemented in Faridabad. ।Delhi Metro has also made many changes. According to DMRC, services will not be available between select stations on all lines of Delhi Metro till 2 pm on Thursday. This will also affect the metro along the Delhi border areas.

In view of the farmers march, a heavy force has been deployed on the Delhi-Faridabad border. A police officer here told news agency ANI, “We have received clear instructions that no member of the Bharatiya Kisan Union should be allowed to enter Delhi today and tomorrow. Police teams are stationed at all necessary entry points.”

The demonstration has received the support of more than 500 farmer organizations. A seven-member committee has also been formed to coordinate the operation of the Morcha. Farmers fear that the new laws will end the minimum support price system and they will be dependent on the mercy of big businessmen.

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